Support to Member States in their transitions towards sustainability – Regional Policy


The Commission has announced a new call for public authorities to pilot the sustainability transition assessment framework on the ground.

The call for expressions of interest is open to all public authorities involved in the programming and/or management of the 2021-2027 programs co-financed by the ERDF and/or the Cohesion Fund. Selected national authorities will participate in piloting the “Sustainability Transition Assessment Framework”, which is a diagnostic framework developed by the World Bank. It offers a tool for Member States to assess and help improve their capacity to support transitions to sustainability. While its immediate objective is to improve the effectiveness of cohesion policy resources over the period 2021-2027, the framework also enables Member States to identify capacity gaps in the design and implementation implementing their own policies and investments geared towards sustainable transitions. The “Sustainability Transition Assessment Framework” does not focus on reviewing sustainability performance, but on assessing government capacity for sustainability transitions, which is not yet supported. a consistent approach.

During the exercise, World Bank experts will work with their counterparts from national/regional authorities to assess attributes of government capacity (leadership, strategy and legal framework, coordination mechanisms, policy instruments, accountability) in selected sectors energy, environment and climate. .

The results of the assessment will contribute to the development of improvement plans and to the formulation and prioritization of improvement actions.

Participating authorities will benefit from a comprehensive, state-of-the-art assessment of government capacity in up to 11 sectors and six cross-cutting areas, and obtain a holistic improvement plan to build government capacity.

The call is open until June 20, 2022.

Call for expressions of interest for public authorities to participate in the piloting of the framework for assessing the transition to sustainability

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